Biomechanics & Motor Learning
Biomechanics & Motor Learning Laboratory
Research Interests: The research projects are mainly focusing on evaluating bimanual coordination and whole body posture and gait movement control and learning of typically developed children, children who are overweight or obese, and children with unilateral spastic cerebral palsy (USCP) using three-dimensional kinematic analysis.
We also assess the effectiveness of intensive upper extremity trainings:
constraint-induced movement therapy (CIMT) and bimanual training (e.g., handarm bimanual intensive therapy, HABIT) for children with USCP using functional
bimanual and whole body complex tasks..
Lab Description: The biomechanical laboratory is currently used for two major required classes FNES 341 Biomechanics (undergraduate class) and FNES 730 Analysis of Human Movements (graduate class). Students can observe how to collect 3-D data during functional activities and physical trainings. They are also able to process the data and interpret it for brief fun projects.
Pictures from the lab